Thanks to a generous donor, we have a matching gift campaign!
We received a matching challenge from a generous donor as part of our #GiveHopeFindHope fundraising campaign, made to inspire hope in our ability to build a stronger future together. Our donor will match every new dollar raised up to $5,000!
We are committed to fostering global networks and helping individuals see the value of international exchange experiences through virtual programs, despite these challenging times. Due to the pause of our in-person programming and events, we are currently struggling with a growing loss of revenue. We need your generous support to sustain our operations and online programs.
YOU can make an impact. When you donate today, your impact will go further! Help us embrace change by making a contribution to our fundraising campaign. Share this campaign #GiveHopeFindHope with your globally-minded networks to remind others to look towards the future with hope!
You can help us build a more peaceful and stable future.
Today, you can help us embrace change and look towards the future with hope. For 40 years, the San Diego Diplomacy Council has created in-person professional, cultural, and educational experiences that help San Diegans and international leaders to better understand each other and find solutions to common challenges, like COVID-19.
However, with international travel on pause for an indefinite time and our in-person programs and events canceled or postponed, we need your help to sustain our virtual programming that keeps us connected, informed, and engaged with the world. Our organization has lost half of its revenue, and while we have taken measures to cut our expenses, we need to raise $40,000 by September to sustain our operations and online programs. We need your help! Make a donation today to enable us to continue offering innovative virtual programs. If you are unable to give, please share this campaign #GiveHopeFindHope with your networks of globally-minded colleagues, friends, and family.
Your contribution helps us to:
Inform and engage San Diegans of all ages in international affairs and diplomacy
Support our operations while all our in-person programs are on pause and international borders are closed
Re-connect San Diegans with world emerging and current leaders who participated in our programs
Use the hashtag #GiveHopeFindHope to share your favorite virtual or in-person program on social media.
Friends of the San Diego Diplomacy Council,
As we continue to navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic we would like to personally reach out and update you on how the San Diego Diplomacy Council is adapting. For 40 years, the San Diego Diplomacy Council has built trust, dialogue, and collaboration on shared challenges. Our work has never been more important which is why we have chosen to be resilient and innovative. We invite you to stay engaged with us during this challenging time.
In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, all our exchange programs and events are on pause until July 30th.
In the meantime, we are working remotely, developing innovative online programs for you to stay connected and engaged in citizen diplomacy with your community and the world.
Our E-Talk-About Series focuses on issues of current concern, featuring a subject-matter expert and a mediator. The event begins with a presentation from our guest, before opening for questions. The Series is hosted on Zoom, and is open to all members and non-members.
The Cultural Diplomacy Series offer international cultural and art educational events to raise our community’s global awareness in a fun and socializing environment. The concept is to offer you a unique understanding of a country’s language, customs, religion, and art through culinary class, art exhibits, theater plays, and live music.
Global Leaders Online Forum
We're proud to offer our Global Leaders Online Forum featuring the opportunity to hear from and re-connect with our alumni, who have previously visited San Diego as part of an exchange program. Each event will highlight the experience and expertise of our alumni on specific global issues and the impact of their exchange.
Digital Youth Programs
Thank you to these individuals who have given their support.
Julie and John Stone
Ruth Ann and Frank Walker